Govt urged to continue its good works

─ public servants register their approval of govt’s salary increase

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, November 16, 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon. Dr. Karen Cummings received a warm welcome from residents of Adventure, on the Essequibo Coast, during a community meeting held at the Adventure Nursery School on Saturday.

The minister, who had attended a church service at a nearby Adventist Church earlier, continued the mantra of His Excellency, President David Granger, urging residents to take up every opportunity to further their education and to encourage their children as well.

“Let your children take advantage of the sciences so that, in the future, they will take up jobs in the petroleum industry,” Minister Cummings advised.

She also reminded residents that the Coalition’s policies are people-centered.

“Things have improved tremendously since the coalition took up office in 2015… His Excellency’s leadership is unquestionable.”

As residents interacted with the minister, they raised several issues, including an apparent increase in criminal activity in the Adventure area, the need for more streetlights and activities to engage young people.

Minister Cummings, in response, committed to looking into these matters immediately and also advised residents to hold their Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) accountable as well.

“They are there to serve you,” she underscored.

As the exchange continued, a resident who identified herself as Sherlan, from Adventure was first to express her gratitude to the government for its recent announcement of a salary increase for public servants. “First of all, I want to say it’s a blessing that we can have you here in Adventure. I want to also thank the government for what they have done for the public servants.”

Another resident, Prego relayed similar sentiments and personally requested more activities for youths in the community, while a pensioner, Ann Peters, had a special request of the minister. “Tell the president, we the pensioners thank him for the money we are receiving now. We are grateful, never mind some people are not appreciative for it, but myself and husband are thankful,” Peters stated.

As the meeting wrapped up, Minister Cummings urged residents to check the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE), to ensure that their names were on it, so that they will be able to vote freely in the upcoming March 2, 2020 Regional and General Elections.


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